Positive batting the key, says confident Bravo

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC):Though West Indies face a steep challenge to remain alive in the opening Test, left-hander Darren Bravo believes the batsmen still need to remain positive on today’s penultimate day.The Caribbean side will begin the day still 166 runs adrift of making Sri Lanka bat again after they were dismissed for 251 in their first innings yesterday and forced to follow on, then finished on 67 for two.”I think it is important that as a batting unit we stay positive as much as possible,” the stylish batsman told a post-match media conference.”Obviously, (Rangana) Herath is definitely a threat. He has been bowling fantastically well, so it is important that we show him that sort of respect, but he if bowls a bad ball, we have to put it away.”It is important as a batting unit we stay positive. I think it is very important that we back our defence as well. It is a very good batting wicket and as long as you spend time you will get runs under your belt.”Bravo top-scored with an attractive 50, tail-ender Jerome Taylor chipped in with 31 while both Devendra Bishoo and Denesh Ramdin got 23.”We weren’t able to capitalise on the starts that we got. I, myself, gave away my wicket after reaching a half-century, (Jermaine) Blackwood started well, (Denesh) Ramdin got a start and the captain (Jason Holder) also got a start,” Bravo pointed out.last_img read more

North Peace Leisure Pool now open

first_imgThe wave pool at the North Peace Leisure Pool is now open. The pool was closed Monday after a mechanical breakdown, but staff say it has now been fixed and regular schedules will resume.- Advertisement –last_img

Ocean fishing report

first_imgPIER POINT-2 boats, 17 anglers, 10 white sea bass, 50 calico bass, 6 sand bass, 58 white fish, 5 sculpin, 3 sheephead, 6 perch, 2 halibut, 34 rock fish. 22ND STREET LANDING -2 boats, 40 anglers, 3 calico bass, 2 sculpin, 101 whitefish, 52 sheephead, 134 rockfish, 2530 sand dabs, 170 blue perch, 2 red snapper, 25 salmon grouper. L.A. HARBOR (San Pedro) -1 boat, 31 anglers, 94 rock fish, 2 cabazon, 1 sand bass. Landings are not listed if they did not call in fish count. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img To report your fish count, call (818) 992-7438, or fax us at (818) 713-3436. MARINA DEL REY -3 boats, 42 anglers, 1 calico bass, 2 sand bass, 84 rock fish, 91 rock cod, 141 sculpin. last_img read more

Over 200 people visited Fort St. John’s passive house on the weekend

first_imgWhen asked what people liked about the house, Ruddell said many of them commented on how warm, quiet, and cozy the house was.Warm, sunny, calm, cozy! @AlexMaurer99 @fortstjohn why they love #passivehouse #cityfsjpassivehouse #iPHdays15 pic.twitter.com/tNkOqFURY2— Catherine Ruddell (@CatRuddell) November 14, 2015Listen to Catherine Ruddell and Paul Gillis talk about how the house works and how they got involved here:Advertisement Since January of this year, two people have been living in the local passive house, to help accurately gauge how much energy use and savings.This past weekend, the couple opened their doors and let curious members of the public take a closer look at the home.Catherine Ruddell, one of the people living in the home, said over 100 people came to the open house on Saturday during the 4-hour window, followed by around 75-80 people on Sunday.Over 100 people, average stay was 30-40 mins, we definitely lost count of the crowd #cityfsjpassivehouse #iPHdays15 pic.twitter.com/mAA0tWfD2l— Catherine Ruddell (@CatRuddell) November 15, 2015- Advertisement -She added that there was a ‘good mix’ of different people who attended. “There was definitely, I’d say a split between senior and couples. There were a few young families that came, too.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Bayern bridge gap to Dortmund with Berlin win

first_imgMunich’s man of the moment Martinez -– fresh from a superb midweek Champions League performance against Liverpool — put the home side in the lead in the 62nd minute, heading a corner into the top left of the Berlin goal.Berlin’s comeback attempts were scuppered in the 84th minute with centre-back Karim Bekik picking up a red card as his side ran out of steam.Despite victory, Bayern coach Niko Kovac was concerned about injured winger Kingsley Coman, who limped off the field in the 67th minute.“In the first half we had some difficulties. A set piece decided this game. On the whole I’m satisfied,” he said.“For Kingsley we will need to wait for the results of the scan. I hope (the injury) isn’t too bad.”Borussia Moenchengladbach, who were equal on points with Bayern just two weeks ago, dropped eight behind the leaders with a 3-0 loss at home to Wolfsburg.Yannick Gerhardt put the visitors ahead in the 38th minute, before Admir Mehmedi added a second in the 68th.Mehmedi took advantage of Gladbach’s poor communication in defence, taking on keeper Yann Sommer one-on-one before tapping home from close range.The Swiss striker added a second 15 minutes later, heading over Sommer to put the match beyond doubt.Gladbach, who host Bayern next weekend, will be looking to find the form that saw them romp to a 3-0 win over the champions earlier in the season.Mainz overcame a recent slump to beat a disappointing Schalke 3-0 at home.– Nuremburg red card after four minutes –Karim Onisiwo gave the home side a narrow 1-0 lead going into half-time, before late goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and another from Oniswo left Schalke sitting just two places above the relegation playoff zone.Schalke, who pushed Manchester City all the way in their midweek Champions League clash before going down 3-2, looked sluggish in both attack and defence.The defeat sees the pressure continuing to pile on young coach Domenico Tedesco.Freiburg walloped relegation battlers Augsburg 5-1, with the home side causing constant problems for the visiting defence.West Ham’s English loanee Reece Oxford was found out several times in defence leading directly to Freiburg goals, before picking up a late red card in the first minute of second-half injury-time.In Saturday’s late game, Fortuna Duesseldorf pushed Nuremberg closer to the drop with a 2-1 home victory.Nuremberg were down to 10 men after just four minutes, losing winger Matheus Pereira to a red card after the Brazilian attacked Niko Giesselmann off the ball.While the visitors went 1-0 up in the 41st minute through a stunning strike from Eduard Loewen, Duesseldorf’s numerical advantage was too great.They levelled through an own-goal in the 62nd minute before Kaan Ayhan headed the home side into the lead with just over five minutes to go.On Sunday, Borussia Dortmund will have a chance to restore their lead at the top as they take on Peter Bosz’s resurgent Bayer Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez celebrate the goal that took them level on points with Borussia Dortmund © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Feb 23 – Javi Martinez fired Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin as the defending champions won their 10th Bundesliga match from 11 to draw level on points with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table on Saturday.Bayern were until recently nine points adrift of Dortmund, who lead the Bavarians on goal difference ahead of their match with Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.last_img read more

BRAVE ERIN PENS HER STORY TO INSPIRE OTHER KIDS TO OVERCOME CANCER

first_imgBeautiful Erin Gallagher from Glenswilly who penned her own story to inspire other children. Picture by Brian McDaid.An eight year old schoolgirl has written about her story with cancer to give other children hope of beating the deadly disease.Little Erin Gallagher, from Glenswilly, wrote her story after one of her teachers suggested it would help others.Mum Collette said Erin left her in tears when she recalled so many small details of how she was first diagnosed with the disease when she was just a toddler. “She said she wanted to write her story as they had been chatting about it with one of her teachers, Ms Geraldine Galligan, in school.“Geraldine said there were so many miracle children and that they had one amongst them in their classroom and it was Erin.“I didn’t think much of it to be honest but when I read her story it just left me in tears. She’s a very special little girl. She has been through so much but she is still such a modest little thing,” said mum Collette.Collette and husband Charlie said they wanted to make Erin’s story public to allow other children who may be unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with cancer to see that they can still have a normal life. Colette added “Erin is a perfectly normal girl who loves Nathan Carter and footballer Michael Murphy. She is not in remission just yet because it is not beyond the five years since her treatment.“But she is perfectly normal and apart from a little skin graft on her arm, you could not tell that she has been through so much in her short little life.“When I read her story and how sh remembered so many small details it just touched a chord with me. I through that if other families and other young children read it, then they could get some hope form it as well.”Erin will take part in the Donegal Relay for Life charity event at the end of the month and hopes to meet up with singer Daniel O’Donnell once again.The singer made an emotional connection with Erin when he appeared on stage with her two years ago at the Relay for Life event and even has a treasured picture of Erin. Colette revealed “Daniel has that picture of himself and Erin in his house in Tenerife and I’m told he is very fond of it. I think that’s lovely.”ERIN’S STORY – IN HER OWN WORDSThe week after my third birthday I took a sore leg. My Mum and Dad noticed that I had a limp.My Mum thought it might go away and that I had just went over on my ankle in new sandals which she had bought me. On Friday my Mum took me to a man who is a physio and he had a look at my leg but could not see anything wrong with me. On Sundaymorning we went to mass. After mass we went home and I fell in the house and told my Mum that my leg was too sore to get up and walk.Mum and Dad brought me to A&E where the doctor done xrays on my leg. The doctor told my Mum to stay that night in the hospital with me until the other doctor saw me. I stayed in the hospital that night and slept all night.When I awoke in the morning I got my breakfast. My leg was still sore. A nurse came to the ward and asked my Mum to take me to another room. She asked my Mum to ring my Dad because he was away to work. When my Dad came in the doctor told my Mum and Dad that I was going to Dublin hospital. I did not know what was wrong with me but I knew it was something bad because my Mum was crying. My Mum went home to get clothes and pyjamas for me and I stayed with my Dad. We went to Dublin in the ambulance and the ambulance driver put on the blue lights and sirens for me.I arrived in Crumlin hospital and I saw lots of children with no hair. I said to my Mum that they were all babies here because no one had hair. My Mum explained to me that with the medicine I would have to get to make me better might make my hair fall out. I didn’t really mind. My Mum told me I had cancer. I didn’t really know how bad this sickness was because I was too wee but sometimes after the medicine I would feel really sick. The next day I was taken to theatre and had a Freddie line put into my neck and chest. It had two different colours on it. They were red and green. My Mum had to learn from the nurses how to clean the line and how to change the bandages on my line and to take my bloods. I stayed there for nine days and got all sorts of different medicines to help me.We came home after nine days. Two days after I got home my Mum noticed a black spot on my arm. She took me to Letterkenny Hospital and they tried to make it better but it just got bigger and I got really sick. They sent me in the ambulance again to Dublin just me and my Mum went this time because my Dad had to stay and work and help look after my brothers. I got to Dublin and saw lots of different doctors who were trying to see what kind of infection it was. They gave me different antibiotics and six days later they took me to theatre and took away the black part off my arm and took skin off my leg to cover my arm, this is called a skingraft. When I woke from theatre my arm and leg were really sore. During this time I had to keep getting horrible medicine called chemotherapy. My leg would not heal and the doctors explained to my Mum that it was because I was getting chemotherapy.I had to stay in hospital in Dublin with my Mum for 22 weeks until my leg and arm got a bit better. The nurses taught my Mum how to dress my arm and leg and I liked my Mum doing it better than the nurses. My Dad and my three brothers visited me some weekends. I had no hair at all and the nurses were calling me Sinead O Connor. I did not know who this was so my Mum showed me a picture of her on her phone.I got home again after that and often had to go to Letterkenny Hospital to stay for a week or so if I had an infection. Mum always stayed with me and I would stay with the nurses or Mum’s friend if Mum had to go home for clothes or a shower.I had to go to Dublin on Christmas eve to get medicine and I was really sick. I slept all the way home and was very sick during the night. Santa came but I didn’t feel like opening my presents. I had to go back to Crumlin hospital by ambulance on Boxing Day and I was there for a long time. My Mum told me I was there for 19 weeks.I had to go to theatre once a month to get a lumbar puncture done. This was when they put a big needle into my spine and put medicine in there as well. I used to go to the playroom if I felt like it. There was lots of lovely toys there. I used to play a lot with play dough. I got home then after that and had to go to Letterkenny Hospital sometimes if I had a temperature. I had started school and my teacher Mrs. Mc Cafferty was the best teacher to me she was so kind to me if I felt bad. I also had an SNA called Clare who was really good to me. I could not walk and had to learn to walk again. My Mum had to take me into school and carry me through the house. Then I got a wee walking aid to help me in the house. I managed through baby infants without missing too many days and only got chemotherapy at home on a Tuesday. I didn’t like the tablets and had to stand at the front door to take them so I could get fresh air and I wouldn’t be sick. Mum explained to me that I had to take it to make me better.I then moved on to senior infants. I finished my medicine and since then I have been really well. My legs got strong again and now I am just the same as everyone else. I only go to Dublin once a year to see the doctors and get a check up.I wish there was no such thing as cancer but just feel glad that I beat it.Erin Gallagher,Age 8. BRAVE ERIN PENS HER STORY TO INSPIRE OTHER KIDS TO OVERCOME CANCER was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cancerdonegalErin Gallagherglenswillymum Collettelast_img read more

DDTV: FUNERAL OF BRIDIE GALLAGHER ARRIVES HOME TO DONEGAL

first_imgDDTV VIDEO: Creeslough came to a standstill today as Bridie Gallagher, singer, mother, grandmother and Donegal native, was returned home for burial. Shops and businesses pulled down the shutters as hundreds of local people lined the streets of the town to say a sad farewell.Singer Daniel O’Donnell shook hands with family members as the cortege from Belfast arrived.Then townsfolk walked behind the hearse as it drove slowly down the main street.Our main news report is here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/11/town-turns-out-to-say-fond-farewell-to-girl-from-donegal/ © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com   DDTV: FUNERAL OF BRIDIE GALLAGHER ARRIVES HOME TO DONEGAL was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV Video newsfuneral of Bridie Gallagherlast_img read more

Privileged Planet Website Opens

first_imgA website featuring a new book by Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards, The Privileged Planet, has opened.  The subtitle of the book is How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery.  The authors take issue with pessimistic views, such as those of Steven Weinberg and Carl Sagan, that our planet is “pointless” or just a “lost speck of cosmic dust” in the universe.  Au contraire, the authors argue with many interesting observations: our planet appears to have been intelligently designed not only for our existence and well-being, but to maximize our ability to comprehend the creation.    The website also highlights a documentary movie by the same title due to be released soon by Illustra Media, producer of the popular documentary Unlocking the Mystery of Life.  The film will feature Robert Jastrow, Paul Davies, Donald Brownlee, and other prominent astronomers and philosophers.  A video clip of the opening is available on the website.  The book and film are being promoted by the Discovery Institute, an intelligent design think tank.This is not a typical creationist book or film.  To the extent it argues that our universe and earth appear designed for life and discovery, it makes an old anthropic argument stronger, adding an intriguing original point that our position makes science and discovery possible, as if that were the Creator’s intent.  Don’t expect it to argue for a view of special creation by the Judeo-Christian God, or to argue for a Biblical history or chronology.  It should, however, be a valuable resource to impel knowledgeable skeptics to consider the evidence for design.  Dr. Gonzalez and Jay Richards have impeccable credentials and know their specialties well.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Why Job-Hopping Is Essential For Startups

first_imgWhat Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Related Posts tim devaney and tom stein A lot of people in Silicon Valley are down on job-hoppers these days. They’re flaky, they’re bad employees, they steal all the Sharpies when they leave, blah, blah, blah. But it turns out that all that job-hopping is an important part of what makes the Valley so special. Everyone loves a good game of musical chairs. The tune kicks on, everyone jumps up and runs in a circle laughing and the party is good. That’s Silicon Valley over the past few years. A lot of people whirling around and having a grand old time. But what would happen if the music started and nobody got up to play? What if companies want to hire but all the workers stay firmly seated in their current positions?The truth is that Silicon Valley startups depend on job-hoppers to fill their open positions – and a lot of them would struggle if the job-hoppers stopped hopping.Job Hopping Makes Silicon Valley Hum“That’s why employers populate Silicon Valley, because they have access to great talent,” said Kathryn Shaw, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, who researches ways that firms attract top talent in knowledge industries. “They want people to be relatively mobile, because when they have a need for a particular skill, they want people to be available.”Job-hopping means startups have an easier time finding a match for their needs. If job-hopping ceased, Silicon Valley would lose a lot of its appeal as a location, Shaw said. “You need job-hopping to continually update the matching process between employer and employee. That’s why we have Silicon Valley. Otherwise people would be more scattered.”So job-hoppers are a vital commodity for tech companies. But what about the other side of the chip? Conventional wisdom among startups workers is: move around as much as you can and you’ll benefit from ever-increasing compensation as firms seek to attract your talents.Surprise: Job Hoppers Make Less CashIn fact, that’s not true. In her research, Shaw has discovered that people who stay longer at one company get paid more. A few years ago she did a study of 50,000 Silicon Valley software employees and found that those with at least five years’ experience at the same employer typically earned annual raises of 8%, compared to 5% for those with a history of job-hopping. She also found that employees who stay in place longer are more productive and creative. (Perhaps because they don’t waste so much time in orientation sessions.)Shaw’s data included stock options vested as they were realized. She drew her data from the state of California, not survey forms.“To constantly hop between jobs to try to chase the greatest pay is not advisable,” she said. “If you take someone who has high income right now and look at the sources of that income, what they did to achieve that high income, how they did it was staying with one or two employers, not by hopping [among] employers.”The Future Of Job HoppingSo will startup workers keep on job-hopping? Culture is the key to the decision-making process. When workers see a culture in which every employee at Instagram gets filthy rich overnight, it’s only natural for them to decide to chase the next Instagram. When they look around and see their friends jumping from one startup to another for more stock options and cooler rooftop parties, it’s easy for them to do the same.But what happens if the bubble pops and everybody sobers up and admits the reality revealed in research by people like Shaw? it’s likely there will be less mobility in Silicon Valley. Exactly how much job-hopping continues could hold long-term implications for companies big and small – not to mention their employees.IBM, anyone?Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Tags:#start#Trends How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

Take That, Android: iPhone Still Wins At Customer Satisfaction

first_imgjohn paul titlow Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces People sure do love their iPhones. Despite growing competition, Apple was just ranked #1 in smartphone customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the ninth time. In a survey measuring customer sentiment about things like ease of use, feature set and design, Apple beat out Nokia, Samsung and Motorola. For all the talk about companies like Google and Samsung nipping away at Apple’s mobile empire, Cupertino still wins at keeping its customers happy, which is a big deal. It might not be market share, but it’s still a very valuable metric.Why Happy Customers MatterIt may seem obvious, but if people are satisfied with your product, they’re more likely to stick around. They’re more likely to buy your Internet-connected smart watch and probably less likely to spring $1500 for a pair of goofy-looking cyborg glasses.Crucially, all those satisfied customers will be less inclined to follow in the footsteps of Robert Scoble and Guy Kawasaki and Andy Ihnatko make the switch to Android the next time their carrier contract is up. Android may activate a huge number of devices every day, but Apple is doing a better job of keeping each of those new customers happy, and thus is more likely to retain them in the long run. Of course, Scoble and Kawasaki are geeks. And lots of geeks love Android for its customizability, looser app restrictions and integration with Google’s most indispensable services. When J.D. Power and Associates looks at customer satisfaction, they’re trying to gauge a much broader sample of the general population. Geeks OutTo be sure, Android devices have improved steadily. Just look at the Nexus line of gadgets. It’s no wonder some of Apple’s biggest high profile fans are thinking twice. But when it comes to how satisfied customers are in general, Apple still leads the pack.It’s plain to see why: Whereas Google has been fine-tuning its user experience and its hardware partners are pushing out more and more impressive devices, iOS has been super-polished and tightly integrated with the hardware since the beginning. The experience is incredibly intuitive and mostly pleasant. It makes sense that the average consumer adores it. This isn’t to say that there aren’t threats to Apple’s dominance in this realm as well. Newer Android devices are getting bulletproof reviews and of course, Apple let its customers down big time with Maps. Apple will have to work hard to hang onto this title. But for the time being, the iPhone is still the most beloved smartphone on the market. Related Posts Tags:#Android#Apple#customer survey#Google#iPhone center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more